A lot of my projects don’t always work out as planned. Today I am sharing some of my outtakes to show you that the world doesn’t end when DIY goes wrong.
Well it took a little longer than expected but finally the woodshed is done. Here’s how we did it and how much it cost. Continue reading “Woodshed build part 3 – the finish”
In Part 1 I talked about the planning stage, this weekend things really got going – here are some of the highlights. Continue reading “Woodshed build part 2 – Getting started”
It’s the middle of summer and a good time to start organising storage for my winter firewood. My brother and his partner (C&K) recently built this woodshed and have agreed to help me build one too. Continue reading “Woodshed build part 1 – Prep”
I love the depth and interest that secondhand items bring to my home. I also enjoy the process of finding those items but I know that for some people the prospect of rummaging through secondhand stores, garage sales and market stalls can be pretty overwhelming. Those places are crammed full of stuff. Where do you start? Here are 3 tips to help get you started. Continue reading “Hints for shopping a secondhand style”
My five-week summer/Christmas holiday is nearly over so I thought I’d do a quick summary of what I did with all that time. Spoiler alert – I totally smashed my to-do list, like, out-of-the-park! Continue reading “What I did during the holidays”
A colleague of mine said to me, “I couldn’t do that whole frugal thing. I’d feel like I was poor.” To me it has the opposite effect. It makes feel rich. Here’s why. Continue reading “How it feels to be frugal”